search instagram arrow-down

Recent Posts

Archives

Top Posts & Pages

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 5,642 other followers

likeable-blog-1337-1x.png

Thanks for Freshly Pressing me again!!

Freshly Pressed

Blog Stats

Blogs I Follow

Blog Stats

And again! Thank you to all who follow and support me!!

I’m tucked into my little house on the back side of the mountain. The snow is flying but part of my heart is still in South Carolina, so bear with me while I write one more memory before I succumb to the frozen North.

We headed out with a mission of finding me “She-Crab” soup. I did a bit of digging and this local “Low Country” staple is composed of Atlantic Blue female crab meat with crab roe, lots of heavy cream and a small amount of sherry. It is thick and creamy and oh-so delicious!

DSC_5916The Stono Market & Tomato Shed Cafe was the place to go.Owner Babs Ambrose sums it up by saying, “We are farmers, shrimpers and darn good cooks!”  A small store and café at the front of was once a tomato packing plant provided the perfect setting for the area’s best She-crab soup and crab cake sandwich.

After lunch we headed to the Pockoy Island Trail on the Botany Bay Plantation. Steph wouldn’t tell me anything about where we were headed, waiting for the “OH WOW!” factor to kick in.  We parked and walked out the half mile to the beach. She was disappointed as it was low tide. I found more fascinating photo opportunities then I could shake a stick at.

A vulture over the salt marsh leading to the beach

A vulture over the salt marsh leading to the beach

DSC_5937

The forest that is slowly giving way to the sea

There are not small trees.

There are not small trees.

The amazing beauty of nature unleashed

The amazing beauty of nature unleashed

Do you see what I see?  I see a Sea Monster! See the eye and face?

Do you see what I see? I see a Sea Monster! See the eye and face?

A Mountain Goat Ram??

A Mountain Goat Ram??

You can not tell me you don't see the crazy sea horse here!

You can not tell me you don’t see the crazy sea-horse here!

After a day of fantasy in nature, we headed back to the house to pick up the rest of the crew. We grabbed the ‘Moms’, Gloria and Stevie, and the six  of us set out for pizza and to visit the 24th Annual Holiday Festival of Lights at James Island County Park.  I will just paraphrase this with my photos of the parts of the light show along the three-mile drive that I was able to capture. Suffice to say, it was well worth the two bags of pet food donation and $10 a carload charged at the entrance. Hell, the people in trucks with lawn chairs in the back who were viewing it with us was well worth the price of admission!

DSC_5969

The Bridge that Morphed! Too cool!

Phase 2 of the Bridge...right, too cool!!

Phase 2 of the Bridge…right, too cool!!

Bubba Gump's Shrimp Boat!

Bubba Gump’s Shrimp Boat!

OK, my personal favorite for my friends back home in New Hampshire!

OK, my personal favorite for my friends back home in New Hampshire!

DSC_5976How can you not end with a Dragon reflected on the lake!  As I was writing this, and polishing off a bowl of peppermint ice cream with butterscotch sauce, listening to the fire crackle, I couldn’t help thinking…

Sometimes we have to look outside of our little everyday lives, to see the beauty both within and without!

Here’s to life on the planet of marshmallow ‘smores!

DSC_5985

8 comments on “Light and Dark of the Day

  1. Touring NH says:

    What a great set of images! All I can say is “I wanna go!!!”

    1. Thanks Laura! We had some great adventures.

  2. Stephanie sheridan says:

    Quite a mix of places and scenery over your visit!!! I can still taste the she crab soup! Great photos as always…COME BACK!!

    1. Can’t wait to return!

  3. Chris F says:

    Mmmm she-crab soup!

    1. I had never had this before and found it to be as good as a lobster bisque. Yummy!

  4. I love the shots of the driftwood! I wonder if those trees being submerged in ocean water is something recent, or if it has been happening over time. I’d love to spend a week or two there.

    1. I’m afraid we would lose you forever there! I should have done more digging as to “why” but needless to say, it was a cool place to visit.

Love to know what you are thinking! And thank you for commenting.
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Putnam, in the studio and beyond

Reflections and ruminations in Education, Beauty, Art and Philosophy

Gringa of the Barrio

A Sassy Barrio Gringa Telling It Like It Is

Badfish & Chips Cafe

Travel photos, memoirs & letters home...from anywhere in the world

The city of adventure

From there to back again (usually on a bike)

Nolsie Notes

My stories, observations, and art.

Shellie Troy Anderson

~ WRITER, REBEL, RACONTEUR ~ AND MOST OF THE TIME A MIDDLE-AGED DESK JOCKEY

Oh, the Places We See . . .

Honey, grab the GPS.

The Task at Hand

A Writer's On-Going Search for Just the Right Words

The Next Phase Blog

Social commentary and opinions: No guns, politics, or religion.

Breaking New Ground in Zone 6

The adventures of Southern gardeners starting over in New England

Marsha's Bungalow

the WW2 era chicken coop

iwalkalone.co.uk

the world one step at a time

Tootlepedal's Blog

A look at life in the borders

Susan's Musings

Whimsical Stuff from a Writer's Mind

Travels with Choppy

A dog and cat in clothing. Puns. Travel. Bacon. Not necessarily in that order.

The WordPress.com Blog

The latest news on WordPress.com and the WordPress community.

A Sawyer's Daughter

The Life & Times of a Sawmill Man's Eldest Child

Formaggio Kitchen

Artisan cheese, charcuterie and specialty food.

Not Another Tall Blog

Not just another tall blog. Because being tall is NOT all we talk about! Follow me for tall talents, tall fashion, rock interviews and more!

On The Heath

where would-be writer works with words

The adventures of timbertwig in the forest of Burnley and the Rossendale Valley

crafts, permaculture, forest management, self employment, cycling

cheryl62blog

Time to change, live, encourage and reflect.

GARDEN OF EADY

Bring new life to your garden!

The Grey Enigma

Help is not coming. Neither is permisson. - https://twitter.com/Grey_Enigma

Ethereal Nature

The interface of the metaphysical, the physical, and the cultural

UP!::urban po'E.Tree(s)

by po'E.T. and the colors of pi

Kindness Blog

Kindness Images, Videos, True Life Stories, Quotes, Personal Reflections and Meditations.

Crazy Green Thumbs

Chronicling a delusional gardening experience.

New Hampsha' Bees

Raising bees holistically in New Hampshire

Nicholas Andriani

Adventure Travel and Gastronomy, Passionately Explored

AM Simpson

Loves Final Kiss

Indie Hero

Brian Marggraf, Author of Dream Brother: A Novel, Independent publishing advocate, New York City dweller

Therapeutic Misadventures

Daily musings on life after 60 & recreating oneself

valeriu dg barbu

©valeriu barbu

Writing Out Loud

A Place of Observation

cancer killing recipe

Just another WordPress.com site

Archon's Den

The Rants & Rambles of A Grumpy Old Dude

hoosiersunshine13

Here we are, trapped in the amber of the moment. There is no why. -Kurt Vonnegut

Once upon a time... I began to write

My journey in writing a novel

Not a Day Over 45

A View from Mid-Life

theflexifoodie.wordpress.com/

Delicious plant-based, whole food recipes & my healthy living tips!

Sharon Rawlette

Memoirist. Essayist. Philosopher.

Diane Tibert

~ writer - editor - publisher ~

Amintiri din Bucătărie

Memories from the Kitchen

White Shadows

Story of a white pearl that turned to ashes while waiting for a pheonix to be born inside her !

At Home in New Hampshire

Living and Writing in the North East

JOSELYN'S BRAWL

Two rare, life-threatening diseases that led to a bone marrow transplant and a snappy Buttkick List

Stephanie Raffelock

A good story can transform the way that you see the world.